Recent Trends in Ethnic and Racial Business Ownership

@article{Fairlie2004RecentTI,
  title={Recent Trends in Ethnic and Racial Business Ownership},
  author={Robert W. Fairlie},
  journal={Small Business Economics},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={203-218}
}
Using Current Population Survey (CPS) microdata, I examine trends and the causes of the trends from 1979 to 1998 in business ownership among several ethnic/racial groups in the United States. I find rapid growth rates for the number of self-employed blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans relative to whites over the past decade or two. I find that the rapid growth rates were primarily due to expansions in the labor force for these groups. With the exception of female rates in the 1980s… CONTINUE READING

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